Chhote Paroda, Belar, Bandaji, Kumhali, Chhindgaon, Takraguda, Dhuragaon, Sirisguda, Dabpal and Beliyapal
This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District
This is A Schedule Five District
In 2005, Tata Steel had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation to build a mega steel plant in Lohandiguda in Bastar district. The land, measuring approximately 2,000 hectares, was acquired from 10 villages, affecting over 1,700 farmers. However, as many as 542 farmers refused to give up their land and accept compensation. They complained that the promises made in the past for land acquisition were also not kept and that the affected people did not get proper rehabilitation. Consequently, Tata Steel did not develop the proposed plant for more than a decade due to the persisting disagreement. In 2015, the Bharatiya Janata Party, which was in power then, cancelled Tata's licence. In August 2016, Tata Steel announced its withdrawal from Lohandiguda citing law and order problems due to the presence of Naxalites in the region. However, the state government refused to return the land to the farmers as it wanted to create a land bank for industrial purposes. The Congress, who was in opposition then, maintained that the government should return the acquired land to its owners. In December 2018, when the Congress came to power in the state, Chief Minister Bhupesh Bhagel decided to return the land acquired from farmers for a steel plant of the Tata Group. In its poll manifesto for the Assembly elections, the Congress had promised to return those lands to farmers that remained unutilised by companies after five years of land acquisition. In January 2019, the state government finally issued an order to return 1764.61 hectares of land to the villagers. The farmers have now reportedly taken possession of their plots.
Refusal to give up land for the project, Demand to get back acquired land
Forest and Non-Forest
Has the Conflict Ended?
When did it end?
Why did the conflict end?
Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict
Land Acquisition Laws, Other, Case Laws
Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute
What was the claim(s)/objection(s) raised by the community? What was the decision of the concerned government department?
Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:
Violation of LARR Act
Out of Court
Status of Case In Court
Whether any adjudicatory body was approached
Name of the adjudicatory body
Name(s) of the Court(s)
Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:
Whether criminal law was used against protestors
Official name of the criminal law. Did the case reach trial?
Reported Details of the Violation:
Date of Violation
Location of Violation
Nature of Protest
Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:
Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation
PSUs Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached
Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of Corporate Authorities Approached
Other Parties Involved in the Conflict: